Monday, June 11, 2012

I want to walk 500 miles!

That could really happen by the end of the year.  Could this be a new goal for me?  If I divide it out by the 7 miles that I've started walking, it would take about 71.4 work out days.  In 6 1/2 months, I think this is totally doable!  I'm so glad that when my sneakers started squeaking, I decided to get a new pair.  In defense of my old sneakers, they were 11+ months old, and I have done a lot of walking, exercising, and general every day living in them.

On Friday, I went for my first ever 7 mile walk in these:

I came home from said walk to find these on my doorstep:

Excuse the *baby* belly in the background. :) 

They had their first official walk yesterday, aside from general daily wear the last couple of days.  I took the same route that I did on Friday, just minus the jogger stroller containing the short person whose belly you can see in the picture above.

I did realize that after walking yesterday, that I needed to update my ipod because I'm at a point that I need some new tunes.  And, I need a longer play list since if I am doing the 7 mile route, it takes me about 1 hour 45 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes.

Here is my new list *I'm not sure if I'll be skipping any songs until I get out there and try it out*:

  1. With or Without You--U2
  2. Big--Qkumba Zoo
  3. Bad Romance--Lady GaGa
  4. I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)--The Proclaimers **This may or may not be where I got the idea for 500 miles.** :)
  5. Walk Like An Egyptian--The Bangles
  6. Twist and Shout--The Beatles
  7. Boom Boom Pow--Black Eyed Peas
  8. Super Trouper--A*Teens
  9. Jump--Van Halen
  10. Sweet Caroline--Neil Diamond
  11. Blue (Da Ba Dee--Radio Edit)--Eiffel 65
  12. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da--The Beatles
  13. Don't Stop Believin'--Journey
  14. Y.M.C.A--Village People
  15. Poker Face--Lady GaGa
  16. Pump Up the Jam--Technotronic
  17. Voulez-Vous--A*Teens
  18. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)--Dead or Alive
  19. Buddy Holly--Weezer
  20. Don't Bring Me Down--Electric Light Orchestra
  21. Baby Got Book--Dan Smith
  22. Light My Fire--The Doors
  23. He Mele No Lilo--Lilo & Stitch Soundtrack
  24. Just the Way You Are--Bruno Mars
  25. Mamma Mia--A*Teens
  26. The Hustle--Starlite Singers
  27. The Child (Inside)--Qkumba Zoo
  28. Loco-Motion--Little Eva
  29. Footloose--Kenny Loggins
  30. Take A Chance On Me--A*Teens
  31. When It's Over--Sugar Ray
  32. Girls Just Want To Have Fun--Cyndi Lauper
  33. Mambo Mambo *to be confused with Mambo No. 5*--Lou Bega
  34. Dancing Queen--A*Teens
According to my iTunes, this is a 2.1 hour long play list. 

So, I'm on my way to 500 miles.  I've got 7 down and I'm sure there is more to come!  Have you made a new goal? 

How about you join me in this challenge?  Modify it for yourself.  Make an attainable goal to shoot for by December 31st.  Maybe it's 250 miles.  Or, maybe it's 125 miles.  If you're in...let me know!

Edited to add:  Shortest kiddo and I went for a walk *a short one* and I can say that #2 & 5 were too fast for me and #12 was too slow.  I've made it through #16 and those have been the only glitches so far.


  1. Funnily enough... My Fitbit just emailed me my 500 mile badge! So, I have "walked" 500 miles and I promise I will walk 500 more.

    1. Awesome! I can't wait to log 500 miles 'with' you. :)